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Tavleen Singh and Barkha Dutt

Tavleen Singh takes on #MeToo supporters, explains why she isn’t on the same page

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Anil Ambani at AGM of Reliance Capital in Mumbai on Tuesday | Anshuman Poyrekar/Getty Images

Anil Ambani’s Reliance group has a new weapon – Defamation suits of thousands of crores

Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group filed two defamation suits over the Rafale deal in the last week, against journalist Seema Mustafa & NDTV.
Barkha Dutt’s open letter to #Metoo criticsvideo

Barkha Dutt’s open letter to #MeToo critics Tavleen Singh, Seema Mustafa & Manjeet Kripalani

Barkha Dutt takes on #Metoo critics and senior women journalists Tavleen Singh, Seema Mustafa & Manjeet Kripalani
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The women who are not for #Metoo in India

A few female journalists and politicians have vehemently opposed and openly criticised the stories narrated by women as part of the #MeToo movement.
Journalist Seema Mustafa | Seema-Mustafa/Facebook

#MeToo in India should not forgive women who enable patriarchy and rape culture

Women in positions of power are expected to not defend men who harass and assault women. In a horrifying account of sexual assault and exploitation by her editor M.J. Akbar at The Asian Age, Ghazala Wahab writes she complained to bureau chief Seema Mustafa: “I went into her cubicle and narrated my story. She heard me. She was not surprised. She said that the call was entirely mine; that I should decide what I wanted to do. This was 1997. I was alone, confused, helpless and extremely frightened”. Wahab’s article is one of (so far) the nine such accounts of sexual harassment and exploitation of women by Akbar at The Telegraph, The Asian Age and India Today. Many of these accounts are about how Akbar would ask women to come over to his hotel room and make them uncomfortable there, asking them to sit on the bed with him and come close. If they didn’t get the hint, their...

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Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

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An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
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Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.